Bronchoscopes of the Twenty-First Century

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Abstract

Over the past century, bronchoscopy has become an essential tool for pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons, who for many years have employed bronchoscopy with such therapeutic modalities as laser therapy, electrocautery, cryotherapy, and stent placement. Over the past decade, advanced imaging techniques, such as autofluoresence bronchoscopy, electromagnetic navigation, narrow-band imaging, confocal fluorescence microendoscopy, and endobronchial ultrasound, have greatly expanded the diagnostic utility of bronchoscopy. This article reviews the technological advances in the field of diagnostic bronchoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-27
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Autofluorescence bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Confocal fluorescence microendoscopy
  • Electromagnetic navigation
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration
  • Narrow-band imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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